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Sports Briefs June 29, 2010

| June 29, 2010 9:00 PM


Los Angeles Lakers assistant Brian Shaw arrived in Cleveland to visit with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and front-office members. It was not known if the club has offered him the job.

The 43-year-old Shaw has spent five seasons on Phil Jackson's staff in Los Angeles. A 14-year NBA veteran, Shaw is also considered a candidate to replace Jackson if the 11-time champion retires. Jackson is expected to announce his plans later this week.

The Cavaliers have been looking for a coach since firing Mike Brown after their second-round playoff loss to Boston. The team was previously turned down by Tom Izzo, who rejected a reported $30 million offer to stay at Michigan State.


The NFL will review the conduct of Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand, who was cited over the weekend for drunken driving after telling authorities he was a designated driver picking up a friend before a test showed his blood-alcohol level was twice Michigan's legal limit.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday he was concerned about Lewand, who was arrested late Friday after his Lincoln sport utility vehicle was seen crossing from one lane to another after leaving a bar's parking lot. He was issued a citation in Denton Township, Mich., about 150 miles northwest of Detroit.


Blake Cooper allowed three hits in eight-plus innings and Bobby Haney drove in a career-high three runs, moving South Carolina within a win of its first national title with a 7-1 victory over UCLA in Game 1 of the College World Series finals in Omaha, Neb.


Brazil moved closer to a sixth World Cup title, beating South American rival Chile 3-0 in Johannesburg to reach the quarterfinals.

Juan, Luis Fabiano and Robinho scored a goal each for the Brazilians at Ellis Park.

• Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder scored in each half to give the Netherlands a 2-1 win over Slovakia in Durban, South Africa, and a spot in the quarterfinals.


Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati was recovering from an accidental overdose of prescribed medication, a family spokeswoman said.

The 34-year-old Capriati, once ranked No. 1 in a career sidetracked by personal troubles, was in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.

• Rafael Nadal has been fined $2,000 by Wimbledon officials for receiving coaching during his third-round match.

Nadal was given a code violation by French umpire Cedric Mourier for allegedly receiving advice from his coach, uncle Toni Nadal, during his five-set win over Philipp Petzschener on Saturday.

Both Nadals said Toni had only been giving the player encouragement.


Altitude Sports & Entertainment has reached a three-year contract with the Big Sky Conference to televise eight regular season men's basketball games and the semifinals of the Big Sky Conference tournament.

Altitude has televised the Big Sky Conference Game of the Week mostly on Sunday afternoons for the past three years. Under the new contract, Altitude will try to move some of those games to Saturdays, especially during the NFL playoffs in January.

Separately, Altitude is broadcasting five Big Sky Conference regular-season football games this fall and the championship game of the league's women's basketball tournament in March.

The football and men's basketball schedule will be announced later this summer.

- The Associated Press

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